(The following definitions only apply to my personal practice.)
Practices in Shinto Eclectic Solitary Path
- Magic, the use of spiritual items such as wands, athames, talismans, and petitions along with an incantation to conjure or manifest an embodiment or spiritual being to complete a task or intent.
- Divination, the use of magick to gain visions or intuition from spirits conjured or summoned to the practitioner.
- Sorcery, the practice of conjuring spirits to complete tasks or intents
- Necromancy, the use of conjuring familiars to summon spirits of the dead for magick or divination
- Shamanism, the belief of being able to contact the spirit world through trance. As well as the practice of being a spirit medium in magick and divination especially shamanic healing.
- Alchemy, the use of the Wu Xing (five spiritual elements) of the occult in a way of transformation of energy, events, or a spell.
- Herb magick, the use of herbs in magick to be used as vessels of power to complete intent.
- Candle magick: The use of white-colored scentless candles (some scents upset the spirits) through magick to summon deities to complete ritualistic intent.
- Kitchen witchery: the use of herb magick in food to purify the astral bodies and cause spiritual enchantments
- Fox employment (KItsune-tsukai): the conjuration of fox spirits as servitors or familiars to complete an intent.